EN 12390-12:2020

Testing hardened concrete - Part 12: Determination of the carbonation resistance of concrete - Accelerated carbonation method EN 12390-12:2020

Publication date:   Jun 16, 2020

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60.60 Standard published   Jan 29, 2020


CEN/TC 104 Concrete and related products

European Norm

91.100.30   Concrete and concrete products



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This procedure is a method for evaluating the carbonation resistance of concrete using test conditions that accelerate the rate of carbonation. After a period of preconditioning, the test is carried out under controlled exposure conditions using an increased level of carbon dioxide.
NOTE The test under reference conditions takes a minimum of 112 days comprising a minimum age of the specimen prior to conditioning of 28 days, a minimum conditioning period of 14 days and an exposure to increased carbon dioxide levels of 70 days.
This procedure is not a method for the determination of carbonation depths in existing concrete structures.

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EN 12390-12:2020
60.60 Standard published
Jan 29, 2020